| May 11, 2015
| 11:20 AM
Republican Sen. Pat Toomey has a solid lead over his two Democratic challengers and another who has been urged to enter the race, according to a new poll.
The survey from the Republican-leaning Harper Polling shows Toomey's closest opposition in next...
| May 7, 2015
| 6:53 PM
During his first stop in the Lehigh Valley since formally kicking off his Senate campaign, Democrat Joe Sestak took aim at one of his two opponents — but not the one he'll be facing first.
As he talked about supporting small businesses with more...
| May 5, 2015
| 6:26 PM
— U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is opening up his flush campaign accounts to launch the first ad of his re-election bid.
The 15-second Web video, which will begin running throughout the Philadelphia media market Wednesday, features a child abuse victim...
| May 1, 2015
| 8:10 PM
— Allentown Mayor and U.S. Senate candidate Ed Pawlowski says he has concerns about the potential effects of a trade agreement the Obama administration is crafting with Japan and 10 other Pacific countries.
Pennsylvania workers would find...
| Apr 29, 2015
| 3:40 PM
One of my favorite parts of the TV program "The Simpsons" is the prank calls Bart makes to Moe's Tavern.
Moe: "Yeah, just a sec; I'll check. Amanda Hugginkiss! Hey, I'm lookin' for Amanda Hugginkiss! Oh, why can't I find Amanda Hugginkiss?!"
| Apr 29, 2015
| 10:05 AM
Rep. Lou Barletta’s bill to ensure that volunteer firefighters are not counted as full-time employees under the Affordable Care Act is about to be re-purposed again.
The U.S. Senate is in the midst of debating a proposal to give Congress the right...
| Apr 28, 2015
| 6:57 PM
— As the Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday on whether same-sex couples have a right to marry, some supporters recounted how public opinion on the question has shifted — first slowly, and recently at a rapid pace — in favor of gay...
| Apr 25, 2015
| 3:19 PM
The visit from environmental inspectors had the nerve-rattling effect of an IRS audit.
Three U.S. Environmental Protection Agency staffers and a pair of engineers from Colorado spent two days in Manor Township, Lancaster County, poring over page after...
| Apr 24, 2015
| 7:34 PM
Construction trade unions would seem to be a natural constituency for Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski in his U.S. Senate bid.
After all, Allentown's Neighborhood Improvement Zone, created by state lawmakers but championed by the mayor, has created...
| Apr 23, 2015
| 6:13 PM
— An executive from B. Braun Medical Inc. in Bethlehem urged federal lawmakers to undo a tax on medical devices that has cost the company $33 million since it was enacted, requiring across-the-board cutbacks.
In order to pay that tax bill —...
| Apr 23, 2015
| 7:02 PM
The last time Mayor Ed Pawlowski announced a major campaign in downtown Allentown, the backdrop was a rising skeleton of steel and concrete at Seventh and Hamilton streets.
On Thursday, as Pawlowski kicked off a bid for the U.S. Senate, it was the...